Additional service provider for electronic submission of dutiable commodities permits

14 Aug 2004

The Customs and Excise Department today (August 14) announced that a new service provider, Global e-Trading Services Limited (Ge-TS), would start providing the Government Electronic Trading Services for the submission of Dutiable Commodities Permit applications tomorrow (August 15).

A spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department said today, "The commencement of Ge-TS's services marks the introduction of competition in the Government Electronic Trading Service market." Currently, the Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited (Tradelink) provides electronic services for submission of Dutiable Commodities Permit applications.

"We expect that competition between the two service providers will bring benefit to traders in terms of a wider choice of service providers, more competitive prices and improvement in the quality of services." the spokesman added.

Details of the services provided by Ge-TS can be obtained from the website at, and those provided by Tradelink at

Ends/Saturday, August 14, 2004

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